A BARI FABLE.
Dyet Jcu ngote hu monyeldnyet aiaed-
dya i mede niynu. Ngote ajolo, ngv
ajambu ho nguro-nakirnyi : mete bura
ho mu^ngi / Amd dyet ako turt Jmrd ;
monye gicon ho magor*
Nd ngote aifitne^ monye agwe alosok ;
finndna ngote arlhoro difet i yohu ho
kupo dunnij anyan doyo hitenL Nge
apo } hodini dmntf. Nielo hodini lo
Mjahua : ama Mjahua awaldji.
A girl lived with her father and
jBother in the same house. The
mother went on a journey and said
to the daughter, '^' Take care of your
father." But the girl did not look
after him : the father suffered hunger.
When the mother returned the
father had grown thin ; then she
sent the girl into the wood with a
large basket to look for sycamore.
She came to a big tree. This tree
belonged to the animals, but they
Dyet atojore kupo ho honyen ti
hodini. Ede ayitue Mjahua hotyang ;
xe iuie dyet ngyu i hodini hi, Se
oJiongon [ffirih, hogwon se ayen lohore
wnruju^ ho sr hohn dyet riieici.
Kijahua huJyr adiain sundnaj ama
hoyure yi nge^ agesu na. Ko-nd Mja-
hua ling addto i hodini hah, on dyet
Kwajyc Jilitn (tpiiruey nge ahija i
hodini hi, nge apidj/ct, kode dedeh pot,
hod^' dedeh tndn. Dyet adeh popdt
The girl filled the basket with the
fruit of the tree. In the evening the
animals returned and found the ^\v\
still in the tree. They were very
pleased, because they hoped to ;^^eT
meat by (eating her) devouring her.
Some of the animals said, ''Not yet,
but to-morrow morning early we will
eat lier up." All of them slept under
the tree, so that the girl could not
In the night the hare awoke,
climVjed the tree, and asked the gii^l
if she wished to live or die. She
wished to live.
Lihito adi : ko nan luoluoh do, do tin
vanngyof Dyet adi: nan tintin do
ling, nd deh do.
The hare said, " If I let you go
what will you give me 1 " The girl
replied, " I will give you all you ask
( 162 )
Likito ariKjo : iidn fJehlionut sSJcoro.
Dyrt (itaJiiit utje : do dedck sohoro
raadd ? Likito arugo, jorej jore. Dyet
(tdi : iiike, ko nan })ojj6 mede.
The hare said^ *' T demand hens
from you." The maid replied, " How-
many hens do you want 1 " The hare
said, " Many, many." The girl said,
" Very well, as soon as I get home. "
Snndna vmrSke akiwe kak^ se atu
nif'df nd dyet. Ede dyet atin likito
sokoro jore, ieng ko nge alidngon,
Likito awuju sokoro^ nge ayito i yobu.
Then they both got down and
went to the girl's house, and she
gave the hare as many hens as he
wanted. He took them and returned
to the wood.
Ngyu nge adung aokoroy nge abuk
rima-kase i kalabd nddit, Nd nge oH
ngesu teng ko yiinbnd, nge apo toki i
kodinif nge adukun Janga kalabd ko
There he killed the hens and poured
the blood into .i little dish. When
he had eaten a] id was satisfied, he
went again to the tree, taking the
little dish with the blood with him.
Bde adumun rima^ nge ahoJ)od kutuk
gworong ko mujinkaav ; ede nge
Then he took the blood and smeared
it on the snout and claw^s of the
hyena and went to sleep.
Koyure ling ajiurue^ likito geleng
ajlufo (tkd : amdi^geoying ling. Kija-
kf(f( akulya lele ko lele ; sundna yi
dedek ngesu lokore I
In the morning they all awoke,
only the hare appeared to be sleep-
ing ; but he heard everything. The
animals said to each other, '' X(^^^' ^e
will eat meat."
Ama lokore a'hi ! Ling apija lokore
atu dd f Ede se a ngi likito^ ae apt :
lokore n!yd ! Likito adi : nan ti den ;
ama dirt gworong a'ngesu na ; gwo-
rong ko rima i kutuk ko mujin.
But the meat had disappeared !
All asked where it had gone. Then
they awakened the hare and asked
him where the meat was ; but the
hare said, '* I don't know, but surely
the hyena has eaten it ; he has l>1ood
on his snout and claws."
Kijakua kulye aworan ko gworong,
se agwut nge : ama kidye ako yup^
Ede likito adi : yi kokondya dili
ndgulu ko ndgalang, ngin kimang ;
kijakua ling lalang kimang^ se do doro^
Some of the animals were enraged
at the hyena and fell upon him, but
others did not beHeve him guilty.
Then said the hare, "We will make a
broad and deep ditch and make a
tire in it ; all the animals must jump
over the fire : those who fall in are
( 163 )
Ling alang lele hot leley am& lin<j
adoro. Ama likito aJcd lang ; nge
adandji i yobu ho lidngon, Jcogwo n
I yobu nge anhu Jco [iicbrc Se
mureke adoya hnnjlu ti kodlni. Kb-
dini lo monye lele. Na 'tdcJo ape
wuwujn Iconyen ti kodiniy nge ane
kudih. Nge ho-dijc. koltih akohoyd t<e.
Ko-nd nge adeh fojong huloy k6 8epop6
Nge agweja ngimuye nd meme^ ng^
atogwidikin na i kodini hi. Kwajye
toki aj)o likito ko gwore^ anydn se
All jumped over one after the
other, and all fell in. But the hare
did not jump ; he escaped to the wood
rejoicing over his cunning.
In the wood he met the fox. Botli
were looking for fruit. But the tiee
belonf^^ed to another man, and when
he came to gather it he found but
little. He thought thieves must
have stolen it, and he wanted to
catch them when they came again.
So he made a figure of a girl out
of gum and put it up in the tree.
In the night the hare and the fox
came asjain to eat fruit.
Se amele dyet i kodini kl.
They saw the girl on the tree.
Likito akija ki ; amd dyet ayinga
tdliny. Likito (dmt dyct^ ama mohotji-
kanyet adehba ko memtt. Ede nge
nge uwongon: ko/i nan! kbli nan!
Amd dyet ako kolbkin nge.
Ede nge alung gwore, anyan ngara-
Mn lo. Ede gwore lung a akija ki ;
amd nge lunga adebha. Sundna likito
ajambu ko gwore : ko monye kodini
popOy ko nge bubut yiy do kokondya
Gwore adi : nan wowongon. Likito
adi : ko wongon jpaHk, ama kudikj
kudikj ede tonongi mugun^ anydn nge
ko-dije do dtuan.
The hare clim])ed up, but the girl
was quite still. He fell upon her,
but his claws stuck fast in the gum.
Then he cried out, '' Let me go I
let me go ! " But the girl did not let
Then he called the fox to his aid.
The fox climbed up to hira, but he
also stuck fast. Said then the hare
to the fox, " If the owner of the tree
comes and beats us, what will you
The fox replied, '*! shall wail." Said
the hare, " Do not wail much, only a
little ; lay yourself out as if dead, so
that he may think you are dead."
Monye kodini apo koyure, nge arie
mureke i kodini ki. Sundna nge
akija ki, nge a Imt mureke ; gwore
awongon parik ieng ko tuan ; ama
likito awongon kudik, edS nge atonanga
In the morning the owner of the
tree came and ft)und them both there.
Then he climbed up and beat them.
The fox wailed till he died ; but the
hare only wailed a little, then stretched
himself out and feigned death.
( 164 )
Efle monye adnm4n »e, nge ade
honyniy nge afiu i kupo Ico honySn ho
h'jakna mnreke, nge adoggn kupo mede
i I'ire. I fn Hhtto ai)urru\ nge adeh
lirngn )igiju gwore ; ama gwore dtuan.
Ede Wcito a* ngesu I'onyen jore l
kupo, nge ioki aioncmga, Monye aye-
nggd mede^ nge arie honycn kudik ;
nge aho den add.
Sundna monye atin Mjakna mureky
ho horihot ho hupir, i sape dmna, anydyi
se dedSra, Nd piom p(fpe, likito agu-
hard sape^ alabun i plom nge awbkon.
Monye arihoro nge, ama kana.
Then the owner took them, plucked
fruit, and put it as well as both
animals in the basket, and carried it
on his head home. On the way the
hare awoke and wanted also to waken
the fox, but the fox was dead.
The hare eat a great deal of the
fruit in the basket and again feigned
death. The owner arrived home
and found only a little fruit — he did
not know why.
Then the owner put both animals,
witli skin and hair, in a large pot to
bo cooked. As tht; water became
hot, the hare burst open tli*' pot,
jumped out and ran away. The
owner followed him, but in vain.
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